NDC burn tyres in Damongo, nearly turned chaotic with Police

There was a stands off between personnel of the Ghana Police Service and members of the National Democratic Congress NDC (NDC) in the Savannah Region.

The party held a protest in Damongo Friday morning against the verdict of the 2020 presidential elections.

The protesters clad in clad in red attire chanting war songs also burned car tyres on the major streets of the regional capital.

But the peaceful demostration nearly turned chaotic when Police personnel prevented some of the protesters from burning tyres at the intersection near the Savannah Regional Police Headquarters.

The angry protesters confront the policemen for disallowing them to burn the tyres.

The confrontation almost resulted in a scuffle until the Police mounted a barrier to barricade themselves and NDC protesters.

However, first national vice Chairman, Chief Sofo Azorka and leadership of the party in the region to restrain their supporters for calm to prevail.

A petition that was supposed to be presented to the district police commander was not submitted at all owing to the impasse between them.

Addressing the media after the protest, the former northern regional chairman said the party will continue to protest against the December 2020 presidential results until John Dramani Mahama is declared president.

He alleged the Electoral Commission rigged the election in favor of President Akufo-Addo.

Chief Sofo Azorka – 1st National Vice Chairman of NDC

Mr Azorka also called the Inspector General of Police to as a matter of urgency investigate the lost of lives of some citizens in the just ended elections.

“If this get together (referring to the swearing in ceremony) IGP produced 6,000 security personnel then I am asking him (IGP) what about our roads, our highways,” he quizzed.

“Armed robbers are killing our mothers and our fathers and how come he was able to produce that number.” Mr Azorka added.

He continued “how come the IGP cannot bring that number of security personnel to protect our country when Ghanaians came out in their numbers and said they need John Dramani Mahama to lead this country?”

Source: tamaleonline.net | Hafiz Iddrisu

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